Castle Hill

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The lookout at the summit of Castle Hill offers great views of Townsville. Some hostels operate trips up here although it is more rewarding to hike up the steep trail to the top.

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Walking track from Hillside Crescent, Townsville

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  • Sharon, 25 Nov 2018

    Beautiful lookout over the city

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  • Rosie, 17 Apr 2016

    Walk up the Cutheringa Track for a great work out and view

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  • Liz, 29 Mar 2016

    Awesome for photographers

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  • Brenda, 21 Sep 2015

    Scenic views

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  • Quentin, 23 Nov 2014

    Great scenic view 360 around Townsville and Magnetic Island

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  • Alan, 28 Sep 2014

    Great exercise if you climb the stairs up. Nice views at the top! Worth your while.

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  • Andrew, 16 Jun 2014

    Stunning's a must see when in Townsville 👍

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  • Matt, 06 Apr 2014

    There's chilled water available at the top of the hill, outside the restroom!

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  • Graeme, 05 May 2013

    An absolute must when visiting Townsville

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  • Matt, 26 Feb 2013

    The goat track was tough, but well worth it. It's so rewarding getting to the top and watching that sunset.

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  • Matt, 22 Feb 2012

    Townsville's natural gym. About an hour's walk up and down. Spectacular views and chilled drinking water at the top.

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  • Townsville, 15 Feb 2012

    Put on your comfy shoes and walk up the hill. Or brave the goat track!

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  • Dan, 01 Jan 2012

    One of the best city lookout views in the world. The wartime observation bunker late at night is incredible :)

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  • Justin, 22 Dec 2011

    Checkout the lookouts, great hikes and beautiful photo op's at twilight and night time

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  • David, 17 May 2011

    I recommend walking up the goat track and then running down the road :)

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  • Valerie, 04 Nov 2010

    Drive to the top for a great scenic view 360 around Townsville and Magnetic Island or walk up one of the many tracks to the summit.

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  • Queensland, 29 Sep 2010

    The white stick figure seen on the Hill is called The Saint. In the early 1970s uni students abseiled down the hill and painted him on the rocks. Today The Saint is seen as a local icon..

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  • James, 02 Feb 2010

    Good view from the top! Just don't have a heart attack on the way up!

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